Paper and Ink Sketch #2 Love You Lots – Stampin’ Up Host Only

Hey Guys! It’s time for Paper and Ink Sketch #2, here is my take on the card sketch.


When I work with a card sketch, I grab my DSP, and cardstock then stamp set. Once those decisions are made and the sketch is applied the card is practically done.
For this card, I chose:

  • Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP on sale for $10.40
  • Affectionately Yours Cardstock
  • Love You Lots Host Only Stamp Set, just $9 with orders of $150 or more
  • plus Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon on sale for only $2.80 per bolt
  • I placed an order at the beginning of the Closeout sale, now I have all this new stuff to play with. New stuff is fun – NEW stuff on Closeout prices is even more fun!

    Don’t miss the FREE printable Project Sheet with measurements, instruction and a supply list at the end of the post.


    You can combine the Closeout Sale with my Year End Promotion!

    Did you know that if you place a Stampin’ Up order of $150, through my webstore, you get $15 in Stampin’ Rewards, but that’s not all. If you order by December 31st at noon, you will also receive $20.50 worth of bonus product as my thank you gift for for helping me make my 2016 goals!

    Thank you for stopping by today and for considering my Year End offer!

    Printable measurements, instructions and supply list for this card – Love You Lots Paper and Ink Sketches #2 Project Sheet
    Download and/or print your Paper & Ink Sketch #2




    Check out the CLOSE OUT SALE HERE.

    New hostess code: EVHH3V7S

    – Orders under $150, get a free 12 piece 6×6 Stampin Up! Occasions Paper Sampler Pack thank you gift when you use the hostess code.

    Stampin’ Up! Love Notes Valentine Mini Mug – FREE products YEAR END PROMOTION


    Hey Guys! I made this sweet Valentine Mini Mug with lots of Closeout Christmas products like Pinecones & Presents DSP, Layering Circles Framelits and the Cookie Builder Punch and Stampin’ Up! Love Notes Framelits coming in the 2017 Occasions Catalog January 4th. This project a great way to get a jump on Valentine’s at a stock up price!

    I am off to do a little after Christmas SALE shopping. I spend some of my Christmas money on Stampin’ Up! goodies and some on new ornaments for my Christmas tree.

    Speaking of Christmas money…
    I have a goal for my Stampin’ Up business for 2016. It’s a stretch – but i am going to try. I am asking you for your help.

  • Do you have a Stampin’ Up! wish list?
  • Did you check out the Closeout Sale?
  • Have you been meaning to place an order and now you have some Christmas money too?
  • Now through December 31st at noon Central time you can take advantage of this YEAR END PROMOTION two ways!

    ANY ORDER: When place a Stampin’ Up! order of any size my webstore with hostess code: EVHH3V7S and I will send you a FREE 12 piece Occasions 6×6 paper sampler.

    Placing any size order is a fun way to get a variety of BRAND NEW Stampin’ Up! DSP papers to play with for FREE!

    PARTY ORDER: Place an order of $150 or more on my webstore and you will receive BOTH the Stampin’ Rewards FREE product of your choice AND a 48 page 6×6 DSP Stack (of my choice) with a coordinating Stampin’ Pad and 20 coordinating cardstock cardbases.

    It’s the perfect way to play along with the new Kitchen Tables Stamper Wonder Recipes!

    Thank you for stopping by today and thank you for your support in 2016! Without you, I wouldn’t be close to a goal to stretch for! I appreciate you considering my offer (aka – bribe). Let me know if you have any questions!

    Here is the video tutorial and don’t miss the FREE Printable Project sheet below!

    Love Notes Project Sheet

    Kitchen Table Stamper 6×6 Wonder Recipe #1


    Hey Guys! I have been struggling with making enough cards. I need to make MORE cards in less time! Do you feel like that? Do you often think you would send more happy mail if you could just make cards faster?

    I have a little something that’s cooking up in my brain. I don’t know where I am going with it for sure. I wonder if this brand new idea will help you. I think this is going to be a life saver for me! Let’s see.

    Introducing the brand new Kitchen Table Stamper 6×6 Wonder Recipe #1. Take a look at the video tutorial and print or save the FREE Project Sheet with measurements, a cutting diagram and supply list, then get crafting!!

    I am hoping you will try it and give me your feedback. Let me know in the comments or, even better, share your Stampin’ Up! card creations made with the 6×6 Wonder Recipe #1 here on our Kitchen Table Stamper Craft Social Facebook Group.

    Thank you for stopping by today! I can’t wait to see what you create!

    Print or save your Free Wonder Recipe #1 Project Sheet


    another Valentine for my sweetie

    Amuse From the Heart
    I made this fun and oh so true Valentine for my sweetie. When I first saw this sentiment included in A Muse Studio’s From the Heart, I knew Max would be getting a card!

    To make your own watercolor backgrounds like these, grab a large clear block and wet it with water. Drip some A Muse Studio Splash ink onto the block and blend with a wet sponge. Press onto Sugar cardstock and voila! Have fun experimenting with different color combinations. With over 40 Splash ink colors you can have a LOT of fun with this!

    Max is actually getting two Valentine’s Day cards this year. On the other card I profess to love him more than BACON! BACON, people! A Muse Studio Love is All You Need allows you to build some fun mix and match sentiments for your handmade cards.

    Both of Max’s Valentine’s Day cards feature bold sentiments from the A Muse Studio January Collection available until January 31st, while supplies last.

    Don’t miss out on a fabulous A Muse Studio monthly collection AND your opportunity to save 10% on your entire order. The JANUARY10 coupon code expires 1-31. Browse on over to A Muse Studio HERE to get the January Collection before it’s gone and SAVE 10% on your whole order!
    Sequin Coupon Code Pic

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    A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Valentine Card:
    Stamps: A Muse Studio From the Heart SHMC090 from the A Muse Studio January Collection available while supplies last
    Paper: A Muse Studio Sky PAPS600, Sugar PAPS001, and Onyx PAPS100
    Ink: A Muse Studio Pistachio IASP508 and Bermuda IASP602 Splash Ink and VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
    Accessories: A Muse Studio Valentine Sequin Mix EASQVAM and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

    A Muse Studio January Collection Valentine’s Day Card

    Ever make a card that pushes you outside your comfort zone? This is that card! I made the tag and put it on the Shell Cardstock card base but it was too plain. That’s when things got crazy!
    A Muse Studio Be My Valentine
    I grabbed my A Muse Studio Apple and Sage Ink Pads and the bold flower and leaf stamps from Amuse Stamps Be My Valentine. I stamped flowers with A Muse Studio Apple Ink and leaves with A Muse Studio Sage Ink right on the Shell Cardstock card base! I know crazy right? Apple and Sage on Shell!? I love the results.
    Be My Valentine
    Don’t miss out on Be My Valentine, heart doilies or any of the other wonderful products offered in the A Muse Studio January Collection through Sunday, January 31st. Place your order online HERE and save 10% by using Amuse Coupon Code: January10

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    A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Valentine Card:
    Stamps: A Muse Studio Be My Valentine SVSH109 from the A Muse Studio January Collection available while supplies last
    Paper: A Muse Studio Shell PAPS201, Sugar PAPS001, and Onyx PAPS100
    Ink: A Muse Studio Apple IAPF210, and Sage IAPF501 and VersaMark Ink IVMP001
    Accessories: A Muse Studio Classic Tag Die TAD0137, Onyx Organdy Ribbon RAOR100, White Embossing Powder EAEP001, Onyx Twinkle Stickers EATW100, Heart Doily PDHT001 and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

    A Muse Studio Mocha Me Happy Handmade Valentine for Teacher

    Do you make Valentines for your children’s teacher? I do! My children and I bring handmade Valentine cards and Valentine treats to the teachers, aids and administrators that pour so much of themselves into my children’s lives. BTW you can see what we did for the teachers at Christmas time here, here and here.
    Amuse Stamps Mocha Me Happy
    This is one of the teacher Valentine’s Day cards I designed this year. It was inspired by two challenges Color Throwdown #376 use Shell, Sky, Kraft and White and SOS #235 which was a 3,2,1 challenge. I used 3 – hearts, 2 – stamps from A Muse Studio Mocha Me Happy, and 1 – Heart Doily. I made this Valentine for the teacher, but Mocha Me Happy is perfect to make cards for any coffee lover. For that matter, Mocha Me Happy is a great stamp set to make cards for the lover of puns too!
    Here is another card for the SOS #235 3,2,1 challenge. This handmade Valentine’s Day card has 3 sentiments, 2 – coffee cups with hearts and 1 – ribbon and button embellishment. FUN!
    A Muse Studio Mocha Me Happy stamp set is from the January Collection. You can get Mocha Me Happy here while supplies last. Oh and don’t forget to use COUPON CODE January10 to save 10% on your order today.
    Mocha Me Happy

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    A Muse Studio supplies used to make these Handmade Valentine’s Day cards:
    Stamps: A Muse Studio Mocha Me Happy SADH002 and Be My Valentine SVSH109 From the January Collection available while supplies last
    Paper: A Muse Studio Sky PAPS60, Sugar PAPS001, Kraft PAKRAFT, Sky Reverse Polka Dot PAPR600, Grapefruit Petite Pinstripe PASR208, Apple PAPS210 and Everything’s Rosy PATWSP1.
    Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black Ink IVFP082
    Accessories: A Muse Studio Heart Doily PDHT001, Cotton Stripped Ribbon RACS204, Onyx Bag of Buttons EABT100, Vanilla Twine RATW002, Tag Bundle Die Set TAD0209, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

    handmade Valentine’s Day Card – I love you more than bacon

    love is all you need
    This year I made my husband two handmade Valentine’s Day cards. This is one of them. I couldn’t resist! I am sharing his Valentine in the Mod Squad Love is in the Air challenge. If you are here from the challenge, thank you for stopping by!

    I got the Love is All You Need stamp set from the A Muse Studio January Collection. Love is All You Need is a fun graphic stamp set, with large letters; L,O,V,E and X. Those large solid letters are perfect for stamping and layering with A Muse Studio opaque inks.

    The Love is All You Need stamp set also includes nine tag lines. My favorite of those tag lines is “you more than bacon.” I knew right away Max would be getting a handmade Valentine with that tag line! I also like the tag line “you to the moon and back”.

    You can see a card I made “to the moon and back” when you pop over to my Facebook page. While you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to like my page so you don’t miss any of the crafty inspiration and information I share there.

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    A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Handmade Valentine card:
    Stamps: A Muse Studio Love is all You Need SHME091 and From the Heart SHMC090 From the January Collection available while supplies last
    Paper: A Muse Studio Seattle Petite Polka Dot PAPP103, Sugar PAPS001, and Onyx PAPS100.
    Ink: A Muse Studio Grapefruit Ink IAPF208, Apple Ink IAPF210 and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink IVFP082
    Accessories: A Muse Studio Onyx Bakers Twine RABT100 and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

    Handmade Valentine’s Day Card and Treat Tutorial

    Hey Guys! Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly! Thankfully, after a successful cross country move, A Muse Studio seems to be back to it’s lightning fast shipping! I ordered a bunch of A Muse Studio Cardstock, Ink Refills and Stamp Sets yesterday. This morning I got a shipping confirmation and tracking numbers. WHOOP!

    I want to help you with your Valentine’s Day Cards and Valentine treats. With Amuse lightning fast shipping, COUPON CODE JANUARY10, and these free printable Valentine’s Day craft tutorials, you can RULE Valentine’s Day.

    Go on, follow the links below he pictures and print ’em or save ’em – they are FREE. My gift to you!

    A Muse Studio One in a Melon

    This pretty card is perfect for Valentine’s Day but would make a sweet thinking of you card for a friend anytime of year.

    One in a Melon

    This Valentine’s treat bag would be fun for the kids teachers, coworkers, or as a table favor at a Valentine’s Tea. What’s in the treat bag? Sour Cherriesof course!

    Enjoy the free paper crafts tutorials AND the cash in on the savings when you order with the A Muse Studio coupon code January10 today!

    Order A Muse Studio

    A Muse Studio Clearance Sale and Coupon Code

    Valentines Day Decorations
    Have you heard about the A Muse Studio Clearance Sale? It’s been a while since I posted about it.
    A Muse Studio Large Heart Die
    I used the A Muse Studio Big Heart Die Set to make these beautiful Felt Heart Valentine’s Pockets two years ago. I enjoy hanging them up in my home every year! Check out the free tutorial HERE.

    Now you can get the A Muse Studio Big Heart Die Set for just $12.50 – That’s half off the $24.99 retail price. Can you get more relevant than that? Valentine’s ON CLEARANCE in time for your Valentine’s Day Crafts!

  • Do you love a great deal on stamp sets and dies that you will use forever in your paper crafts?
  • Does saving a bunch of money give you ALMOST as big a thrill as making the perfect paper craft project?
  • Are you like me and just can’t get enough stamps and dies?
  • Well, then go shop the A Muse Studio Clearance Sale! I promise it’s not a bunch of cast off stuff no one wants! There is BEAUTIFUL, relevant, useful, on trend Amuse Stamps, and dies at 50% off. There is so much to choose from at really great prices! Go on – go buy up the good deals while they last!
    Order A Muse Studio
    OH – And don’t forget, A Muse Studio is offering a rare 10% discount on customer orders placed on or before January 31st. Use Amuse COUPON CODE: January10 at checkout and SAVE.

    A Muse Studio Chicago Area Valentine Card Making Class

    Amuse Stamps Be My Valentine
    It’s not too late to reserve your spot for this Chicago area A Muse Studio card making class! I have 4 spots left for Monday, January 11th at 7pm in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio. Make this Valentine’s Day Card and three other beautiful handmade greeting cards.

    • Wow your family and friends with the most beautiful Valentines this year!
    • Take some time out for you and nourish your creative soul.
    • Enjoy an evening out doing what makes you happy – paper crafting!


    Go on register for Card Making Class today.

    As my gift to you in this new year – bring a friend (who’s never been to one of my classes) for FREE. Just email me after you register with your friends name.

    ***A Muse Studio Offers a Coupon Code for January***

    Have you been thinking about ordering some Amuse Stamps, Dies, Inks or Paper?

    Do you love the A Muse Studio January Collection?
    January Fancy Box
    Well, now is the time to place your Amuse order and SAVE!
    A Muse Studio Move Complete
    Amuse Studio has successfully relocated to their new headquarters in Winston Salem North Carolina. Shipping resumed yesterday. HOORAY!

    I am so proud of the A Muse Studio team for their accomplishment in completing this cross country move in record time, with minimal disruption. I think the process couldn’t have gone smoother and the communication couldn’t have been better.

    Even though everything went so smoothly, as their special thanks to all of their customers, they are offering a special COUPON CODE: JANUARY10 for a 10% savings on your customer order! Click over and place your A Muse Studio order today.
    Don’t miss this opportunity to save when you order A Muse Studio products. This coupon code is only good on customer orders through January 31st.

    A Muse Studio January Collection = UNICORNS!!!

    January Fancy Box
    Check out A Muse Studio’s January Collection and be delighted. I can’t stop sharing ’cause it’s just that AWESOME! Wanna see everything I have made with the Amuse January Collection? Wanna see, touch and smell the stamps, dies, sequins, paper and washi collections in real life? Wanna try it before you buy it? Well you can try it alright! We will be using You Are Magical (pictured in this post) One in A Mellon, From the Heart, and Be My Valentine PLUS the adorable new Scallop Heart Die Set and Heart Doilies in class Monday, January 11th.
    A Muse Studio You Are Magical
    Join me for the January A Muse Studio paper crafting and card making class! Seats are still available. All adult Amuse Stamps fans are welcome! Class is ONLY $13 and held in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio. To sweeten the already GREAT $13 price point, in the month of January you can bring a friend (whom has never attended one of my classes) for FREE. That’s right! You and a friend for $13. WOW!
    Got questions? Give me a call (847)922-6795 or just go ahead and register today. It takes just a minute. Creativity and fun awaits. Go on, what are you waiting for?
    Are you thinking about it?
    Register for the January A Muse Studio card making class TODAY and receive a FREE Sweetheart Sequin Mix in class!

    *Please note: Your payment is your RSVP. Should you need to cancel for any reason a kit will be made for you and will be available for scheduled pick up.

    Time to think VALENTINES! with A Muse Studio One in a Melon

    OK all you fans of puns, you must check out A Muse Studio’s One in a Melon Stamp Set. One in a Melon is brand new for January from A Muse Studio and available HERE while supplies last. This punny Valentine’s stamp set includes a whopping 22 stamps. There are ten fruits/vegetable images and punny sentiments to accompany them. One in a Melon and the matching die set are available HERE.

    Don’t miss the all occasion friendly, super versatile A Muse Studio Berry Basket Die pictured here on this BERRY SPECIAL Valentine’s treat.
    A Muse Studio Berry Basket Die

    You make my heart SKIP A BEET! See how cute One in a Melon images pair with the A Muse Studio Candy Wrappers Die Set on those Hershey Nuggets Valentines candies?
    A Muse Studio One in a Melon

    Hello Ma CHERIE! You’re One in a MELON! Check out the cute Extra Small Cellophane Bags that will be available as part of the Amuse January collection! They are the perfect companion to our Candy Wrapper Die Set and will hold 4 Hershey Nuggets.
    Amuse Stamps One in a Melon

    We make a great PEAR! And by ‘we’ I mean A Muse Studio products and YOUR Valentine cards and treats! Order from A Muse Studio January collection now and let the Valentine crafting FUN begin!
    Amuse One in a Melon

    So long A Muse Studio December Collection, hello January

    Amuse December Collection
    Hey Guys! Seriously, don’t miss out on the A Muse Studio December Collection planner stamp sets, Meal Plan SHMS089 and Make it Happen SHMS088. I am excited to use them in my life planner for more organized 2016. I also suggest you pick up the Clip Duo Die Set TAD0223 for just $6.99 and the Planner Tab Die TAD0227 for just $5.95. These dies will add an exciting unexpected element to your handmade cards as well help you stay on track in the new year. Getting organized has never been so crafty! I have one more A Muse Studio order for this year. Call (847)922-6795 or email me RIGHT AWAY if you would like to tag on to my Amuse order and save on shipping!

    join Amuse
    It’s a fabulous time to join A Muse Studio! Treat yourself to a deluxe starter kit and get all this for just $99. Join tonight or tomorrow by 6pm and I will give you an additional stamp set of your choice FREE. Join A Muse Studio HERE, it only takes five minutes, then email me which A Muse Studio stamp set you would like for FREE. Happy new year to YOU!

    Printable Calendars
    This year’s calendar proceeds support Water 1st. With a donation of $10, $15 or $20 (YOU choose the amount you want to donate!) you will get 5 different size downloadable calendars – and they come in black/white and color so that makes it a total of 10. These calendars are available HERE through 12-31.

    A Muse Studio January Collection is nearly here! I am SO excited about the newest release from A Muse Studio. This preview card for today showcases A Muse Studio’s new Scallop Heart Die Set. The hearts in this set are truly the perfect size for all your papercrafting projects. The scallop heart is 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ and the plain heart is 2 1/4″ x 2″. Here I stamped our Haunted Mansion background stamp on the Apple heart in Cherry ink to give it a subtle and beautiful texture. The sentiment and the arrow image are included in the brand new From the Heart stamp set. Marshmallow Splash! ink is the perfect finishing touch. From the Heart and the Scallop Heart Die Set will be available beginning January 1st.
    A Muse Studio From the Heart

    A Muse Studio January Collection for Valentines

    A Muse January Collection
    I hope your Christmas was very merry and your New Year celebration is fun and safe! Are you beginning to think about making Valentine treats and cards yet? I have been making Valentine’s with the new A Muse Studio January Collection for a long time now. I think the Amuse January Collection is amazing. Linda, Heather and the team have out done themselves with this collection. Which is your favorite new A Muse Studio stamp set? You can begin ordering the A Muse Studio January Collection on January 1st. I am booking Valentine crafting parties in January right now. Email me, let’s book a date for you and your friends to make Valentine’s!

    New from A Muse Studio for Valentine’s Day

    Click Here for your FREE Valentine’s Day Pillow Box Tutorial

    I am glad you’re back today! Friday I promised something new – here it is…
    Amuse Stamps Be My Valentine
    This pretty Valentine’s Day treat box features A Muse Studio‘s brand new Be My Valentine stamp set (available January 1st) and the always useful and versatile Small Pillow Box Die. Enjoy the peek at what’s coming in the A Muse Studio January Collection as well as the free printable tutorial. Thank you for stopping by today.
    Holiday Catalog Available
    The A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog Expires DECEMBER 31st. If there is something that you would like to order, please do so now! A Muse Holiday Catalogs are unpredictable, sometimes we see the stamps, dies or accessories offered again but more often we don’t. Don’t miss out. Order A Muse Studio Securely 24/7 HERE